How To Make Money From Piracy: Building Prisons

from the laugh.-it's-funny. dept

We've often discussed various ways that businesses can learn to embrace piracy for the purpose of making money, but here's a new (if farcical) idea. Hypebot points us to the Pirates Prison Project -- a tongue in cheek suggestion for a way to use piracy to build up one area of the economy: prisons. The idea is that if we just start putting all those file sharers in prison, we're going to need a lot more prisons -- and isn't that just a business opportunity?


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    Bubba, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 5:46pm

    Not far from the truth

    And no due process either.

     

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    Dan, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:09pm

    Internet access?

    Will the cells have internet access?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:29pm

    Tried and True

    Hey, it's a business model that's been working great with the "War on Drugs". Why not expand it?

     

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    Erv Server, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:08pm

    do the crime do the time

    don't forget about torture

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:10pm

    When all the pirates are in prison, only the prisons will have pirates.....ummm...wait... oh, never mind.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:29pm

    shades of McCarthy-ism

     

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    FSM, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:44pm

    If the number of pirates is increasing world wide, can we expect a proportionate decline in global warming ?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:58pm

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    he he he he he. "But pirates"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 8:29pm

    Well they let all the pedophiles and murderers out to make room for those evil pot smokers, maybe they'll let the potheads out to make room for those despicable pirates.

     

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    DEREK THE PIRATE, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 9:58pm

    OMG

    i knew this was coming... they finaly got the laws through in 08 now there gonna use the economic crisis to employ obama's new snitch squad to snitch on friends that have piracy tendancies for cash rewards... then the perpetrator has to pay fines to the RECORD INDUSTRY for each case of piracy thats proven...... I HATE AMERICA IF THIS IS AMERICA... THE GHOSTS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS WITH RAPE YOU IN HELL WHEN YOU DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 11:28pm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 5:04am

    Re: OMG

    "for each case of piracy thats proven."

    Ummm, hate to break it to ya ...
    but apparently they do not feel they need to prove anything

    Oh, and just in case - have you forgotten to take your meds ?

     

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    Crabby (profile), Feb 10th, 2009 @ 11:44am

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    And then they can let out the pirates to make room for all those people who read books out loud to their children without paying royalties for the privilege.

     

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    testy, Feb 24th, 2009 @ 6:33pm

    check it out, they are kicking out the rapist and making room for the pirates. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20090220_11_A9_Amanwh563495

     

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